Last week I noticed my bag of apples that I had purchased, with all good intentions of making fried apple pies was starting to rot..gasp, can't have that happening, so I peeled them and cooked them down with Cinnamon and sugar, this alone makes a great side dish with pork chops and baked sweet taters..oh, goodness now I'm getting hungry..lol
Anyway my mind got to turning, how can I use these apples other than just as a side dish. And I started browsing the net, isn't the net wonderful..I found the best, simple to make recipe and it hit me why not make a batch and put it in jars as little gifts to go with the homemade bread I was giving to friends..
This recipe calls for can apple pie filling but since I had plenty already made I used the fresh and it is so yummy on the bread or bagels..
Apple pie cinnamon cream cheese spread
1-8 oz package of cream cheese
1/2 cup apple pie filling mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
blend all ingredients in blender till smooth
you can add a few chopped walnuts or apple pieces after it's blended for a little texture.
store in small container and serve with bagels, bread or crackers of choice..
I put mine in small decorative containers and tied a ribbon around the top, Last summer I found 2 sets of 4 each little Christmas spreading knives for .50 a set.....so I tied one on each jar added a loaf of bread and wa-la, instand perfect gift.
For my homemade breads I wrapped them in foil then placed them in cloth bags I'd made using Christmas fabric, tied them with ribbons and add a candy cane for decorations.
Hope you have a very Merry home made Christmas